Tiger Woods said on Tuesday that he will prepare for this year’s Masters in much the same way as in 2019 when he ended an 11-year wait for a major title with a remarkable triumph at Augusta National
The 42-year-old American — a 14 time Major winner — returned to competitive golf this season after missing most of the previous two years through injury and finished tied for 32nd at last month's Masters.
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Shubhankar gave the reigning Masters champion, Sergio Garcia a great fight and in fact led at various stages before being level at the 18th tee.
Spieth, who was bothered by "having a chance to win the last couple of weeks and not quite pulling it off," made everyone pay at the Masters.
Lahiri became only the second Indian to make the cut at the Masters.
Lahiri, who had two-over 146 as total after the first two rounds, scored a double-bogey on the par-four seventh hole and had a bogey on the par-four 11th.
"Last year definitely left a bad taste in my mouth," Spieth said. "I've been looking to get back, looking at trying to get some revenge."
The day belonged to Spieth, a 21-year-old Texan who at least got into the Masters record book as the youngest to lead after the first round.
Lahiri’s interest in golf grew out of a desire to spend time with his dad, an army doctor. He began tagging along with this dad from the age of 8. His competitive interest in golf was kindled four years later when he played his first junior event in 1999 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club.
Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years.
Watson is a guy who wants to be a good husband and a good father and a good golfer. He just happens to very good at one particular sport; a sport he happens to love and he wants to keep playing it for as long as he can.
An eagle at the par-five second hole helped Watson improve his 36-hole lead to a five-shot cushion but that disappeared under a spell of bogeys that turned the year's first major into a taut battle on a crowded leaderboard.
Woods has been plagued by back problems since last year but his condition worsened over the past month. The 38-year-old failed to finish the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, quitting after 13 holes in his final round.
The loblolly pine, which sat about 210 yards off the left of the 17th fairway, was among the most famous trees in golf. It forced players to aim away from the tree or try to shape the ball from right-to-left to avoid it.
The American world number one has competed in only two tournaments this year, the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open and the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic, and will next be in action at the February 27-March 2 Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Australians Adam Scott, Jason Day and Marc Leishman finished in the top five of the Masters at Augusta. Here are images from the final round.